Feature stories - February 2012

World map showing Asia and Australia

Grants supporting bilateral relations

27 February 2012

Grant rounds are now open for:

Australia-China Council

Australia-Korea Foundation

Australia-Japan Foundation

Your challenge, your diplomatic career.

Graduate Program - Applications open 1 March

27 February 2012

The Department runs two graduate programs each year, a foreign and trade policy graduate program and a corporate graduate program.

Applications open 1 March 2012.

Graduate recruitment

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

27 February 2012

The 11th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1-9 March 2012.

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Mr Rudd with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa at opening Session of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Los Cabos, Mexico.

G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

19 February 2012

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd visited Mexico to attend the first G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

"The G20 played a crucial role in avoiding the worst impacts of the first global economic crisis." Mr Rudd said

Media release: Foreign Minister to attend first G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Transcript of remarks

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd with Lindsay Fox AC and German Ambassador Dr Christoph Mueller celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Australia-German diplomatic relations.

Celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations with Germany

16 February 2012

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd with Lindsay Fox AC and German Ambassador Dr Christoph Mueller celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Australia-German diplomatic relations.

Speech: Opening of the Handwritten exhibition

Dr Emerson meets with the Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, during trade discussions in Kuala
Lumpur.

Trade discussions with Malaysia

6 February 2012

Dr Emerson meets with the Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, during trade discussions in Kuala Lumpur.

Speech: Keynote Address to the Australia Malaysia Business Council and the Malaysia Australia Business Council

Foreign Minister Rudd participating in panel discussion on 'America, Europe and the Rise of Asia' at the Munich Security Conference.

"America, Europe and the Rise of Asia" at the Munich Security Conference

4 February 2012

Foreign Minister Rudd participating in panel discussion on "America, Europe and the Rise of Asia" at the Munich Security Conference.

Speech: Remarks to the panel discussion 'America, Europe and the Rise of Asia'

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun.

Munich Security Conference

4 February 2012

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun at the Munich Security Conference.

Media release: Foreign Minister to attend Munich Security Conference

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